Army Indicates It Will Seek Death in Ft Hood Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT WORTH- Military prosecutors have sent a notice indicating they plan to seek the death penalty against the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting.

That's according to defense attorney John Galligan, who says he
received the notice Wednesday outlining an aggravating factor -
that more than one person was killed in the same incident. Military
law experts say that's the Army's way of saying they plan to seek
the death penalty.

If military jurors were to convict Maj. Nidal Hasan, they could sentence him to death only if they found that there was an aggravating factor in the case, according to military law.

Hasan is accused of opening fire at the post on Nov. 5, killing 13 and wounding dozens others. Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder, which carries the death penalty.

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